8 80 Streets Danforth will temporarily transform a section of Toronto’s Danforth Street into a more safe and people-friendly space.
The pop-up street makeover will take place on August 23rd – 24th, 2019, from Woodbine Ave to Woodmount Ave. This will be the first pop-up street makeover of its kind in Toronto, bringing internationally renowned tactical urbanists The Better Block Foundation to Canada for the first time.
The project has been funded by a private donor who lost someone close to her to road violence in 2018. That made her realize streets could be made safer for all users.
For three days, 8 80 Streets will transform a section of the Danforth, demonstrating how quickly streets can be made safer and more human centered. The Danforth is an iconic street, and local partners from the Danforth Mosaic BIA and the Danforth East Community Association, as well as Earth Day Canada, have come together to build a vision for a reimagined Danforth that works for residents and businesses alike.